Arvest's Hunger Initiative reaches half-way mark

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

In September, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its third annual 1 Million Meals initiative, which challenges bank associates, customers and communities to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need.

On Oct. 3, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to the goal of one million meals.

"Arvest serves great communities, and we are so thankful for their generosity so far in this campaign," said Mark Davis, Arvest Bank community president in Cassville. "Reaching the halfway point to providing one million meals is a true milestone, and I appreciate each donation that has been made up to now. Our customers and associates have worked hard to make this happen and we're looking forward to reaching our goal within the next month."

Arvest branches throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma have been participating in this initiative by collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations. These efforts will continue through the end of October in an effort to reach the one million meal goal.

Items will be donated in the local communities Arvest serves during early November, just in time for the holidays. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals campaign provides the equivalent of five meals for local families in need.

In Cassville, Arvest has partnered with Cassville Community Food Pantry, and all food and monetary donations made through Nov. 2 will benefit them.

Area residents can help support Cassville Community Food Pantry during the initiative by dropping off nonperishable food items, purchasing a 1 Million Meals paper plate for $1 at the Arvest branch in Cassville or calling 866-952-9523 to contribute.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

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